Will Van Derveer, MD

Why I practice integrative psychiatry

I’ve been in practice as a psychiatrist for almost 20 years now. When I finished my training, my tool kit was essentially no different from what trainees today are provided with: a good deal of information about how to prescribe our medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychosis, along with a bit of training… Read More

Love for the Amygdala

Mind experiences reality through ordinary and non-ordinary perception. Brain, however, is limited in perception to the 5 ordinary senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Non-ordinary perceptions include dream imagery, gut feelings, intuition, synchronicities, and deja vu, for example. Shamanic journeying and other deliberately-induced hypnotic trance states such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, with skillful guidance, can also… Read More